Albuquerque and Great Lakes Earn Wins

Albuquerque scored five times in the seventh to top Round Rock 6-4. Chattanooga lost 5-4 to Jacksonville and lost a chance to pull into a first-place tie in the Southern League. Great Lakes won their fifth in a row, topping South Bend 6-4. Idaho Falls tied the game in the eighth and beat Ogden 6-3 in the 10th. Inland Empire was not scheduled.

Seventh-Inning Rally Boosts 'Topes
Albuquerque put on one of their patented rallies, scoring five times in the seventh inning to overcome a 4-1 Round Rock lead to earn a 6-4 win.

The Isotopes (76-61)relied heavily on recently named All-PCL players Mitch Jones and Scott Strickland. Jones brought the 'Topes within one in the seventh with a pinch-hit, bases-loaded double. Strickland picked up his second save in as many days with a 10 pitch, 1-2-3 ninth, moving within a single save from the PCL record with his 32nd of the season.

Albuquerque managed only one run over the first six innings when Tony Abreu and Chin-Lung Hu followed A.J. Ellis' walk.

Tim Corcoran started and allowed seven hits and four runs, three of them earned, over six innings.

Josh Lindblom (3-0) was awarded the win after pitching a scoreless seventh in relief of starter Tim Corcoran. Lindblom gave up a double to lead off the inning before fanning two and inducing a fly out to strand the runner.

His two strikeouts make it 31 on the season in 36 innings of work. Brent Leach followed with a scoreless frame before Strickland closed down the win.

Trailing 4-1, Jamie Hoffmann worked a walk to open the seventh and Jason Repko double. A.J. Ellis walk before Jones ripped a double down the left-field line, boosting his RBI total to 95 and cutting the deficit to 4-3.

A wild pitch tied the game and moved Jones to third, then Abreu's sacrifice fly put the Topes up 5-4. Chin-Lung Hu and Hector Luna doubled, the fourth two-bagger of the inning, for a 6-4 lead

Hu had a pair of singles and a double. Abreu and Luna had a pair of hits each.

Albuquerque and Round Rock meet again tonight with J.D. Durbin (0-5, 7.54) facing lefty Mark McLemore (5-10, 4.63).

 Score by Innings
Round Rock 	020 002 000-4
Albuquerque	001 000 50x-6	

 Albuquerque  	ab r  h  bi  ave
Abreu 2b	3  0  2  1  .351
Hu ss        	4  1  3  1  .295
DeWitt 3b	4  0  0  0  .256
Luna 1b        	4  0  2  1  .354
Brown lf	4  0  0  0  .293
 Leach p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Strickland p	0  0  0  0  .000
Hoffmann rf	2  1  0  0  .284
Repko cf	4  1  1  0  .277
Ellis c        	2  2  1  0  .314
Corcoran p	2  0  1  0  .250
 Lindblom p	0  0  0  0  .444
 Jones ph-lf	2  1  1  2  .286
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 Totals 	31  6 11  4
 Round Rock	33  4  9  2
Corcoran (1), 2B- Repko (20), Jones (23),
Hu (20), Luna (18). RBI- Hu (52), Jones 2
(95), Abreu (44), Luna (60). SF- Abreu.
LOB- Albuquerque 6, Round Rock 6.
CS- Hoffmann (8), DP- Hu, Abreu and
Luna.
   
 Albuquerque	    in  h r-er bb so  era
Corcoran	   6.0  7  4-3  2  4  5.82
Lindblom (3-0)	   1.0  1  0-0  0  2  2.75
Leach 	           1.0  1  0-0  0  1  7.24
Strickland (sv 32) 1.0  0  0-0  0  1  3.04
 T- 2:39. Att- 6,430. 
Lookouts Take Painful Loss
Chattanooga held 1-0 and 2-1 leads, were tied in the fifth but then fell behind and could never catch up to Jacksonville, dropping a 5-4 decision and missing a chance to pull into a first place tie after both Tennessee and West Tenn lost.

Starter Travis Chick couldn't slow the Suns attack and allowed six hits and four runs over five innings and took the loss. Javy Guerra worked a pair of scoreless innings and Victor Garate was charged with an unearned run in the eighth that left the Lookouts one run short after they scored in the ninth.

A leadoff home run by James Tomlin, his second of the season, seemed a good omen but the Suns tied the game in the second. Trayvon Robinson tripled and scored on a ground ball by Andrew Lambo to tie the game but Jacksonville quickly saw that run and raised them one more.

Again Chattanooga tied the contest when Lambo walked with one out i the fifth, moved up on Gaby Martinez's single and scored when Eduardo smacked a ground ball into center field.

The Suns scored single runs in the fifth and eighth to lead 5-3 into the top of the ninth. Russ Mitchell walked before a pair of strikeouts and advanced to second on defensive indifference.

Vinny Rottino reached base on an error by the right fielder as Mitchell scored. With they tying run at second, Robinson laced a single to center but a perfect throw cut down Rottino to end the game.

Robinson and Perez had two hits each.

 Score by Innings
Chattanooga	101 010 001-4
Jacksonville	012 001 01x-5

 Chattanooga 	ab r  h  bi ave
Tomlin rf	3  1  1  1  .308
Rottino rf	1  0  0  0  .255
Robinson cf	4  1  2  0  .243
Lambo lf	2  1  0  1  .256
Martinez 3b	4  0  1  0  .293
Perez 1b	4  0  2  1  .280
May c        	4  0  0  0  .301
Mitchell 2b	3  1  1  0  .241
Gonzalez ss	3  0  0  0  .197
Chick p	        1  0  0  0  .091
 Giles ph	1  0  0  0  .246
 Guerra p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Sartor p	0  0  0  0  .000
 Gutierrez ph	1  0  0  0  .268
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 Totals	        31  4  7  3
 Jacksonville	32  5  8  4

  3B- Robinson (1). HR- Tomlin (2).
RBI- Tomlin (33), Lambo (59), Perez
(45). S- Chick; Robinson.
LOB- Chattanooga 7, Jacksonville 8.
CS- Robinson (2).

 Chattanooga  	 in  h r-er bb so  era
Chick (7-7)	5.0  6  4-4  5  7  4.51
Guerra	        2.0  0  0-0  0  2  3.46
Sartor	        1.0  2  1-1  0  1  4.18
  WP- Chick 2. HBP- Tomlin.
T- 2:44. Att- 2,604.
Inland Empire not scheduled. The Sixers are three games back of the Quakes in the chase for the last wild card spot with seven games remaining, three at home with with San Jose and the final four on the road with Lancaster.

High Fives! Loons Win Fifth Straight
Brad Golder
Great Lakes Loons

The Great Lakes Loons wrapped up perhaps the most memorable homestand in franchise history Monday night with a 6-4 victory over the South Bend Silver Hawks in front of 4,012 fans. The win extended the Loons' winning streak to five and capped off a four-game sweep over the Silver Hawks.

  All six Loons' runs and all five Loons' hits came in the third inning. Trailing 2-0 entering the inning, Joe Becker led off the inning by reaching on an error by the second baseman. 

With Alfredo Silverio on with a single, Dee Gordon followed with an RBI single pulling Great Lakes to within one. After a Jaime Pedroza walk, Anthony Hatch followed with a two-run single giving the Loons the lead.

  Later in the third, Kyle Russell recorded an RBI double and Matt Wallach drove home two with a single to left.

  Three of the six runs in the inning were unearned.   

Bobby Blevins (10-10) started and notched his 10th win with five innings, allowing three earned runs. Geison Aguasviva threw three scoreless middle relief innings. Cole St. Clair notched his 15th save of the season and finished the month of August unscored upon, lowering his earned run average to 2.62.  

Each Loons player in the starting lineup reached base exactly one time. South Bend outhit the Loons 11-5 and stranded 11 runners on base.   

The Loons have Tuesday off before traveling to Fort Wayne Wednesday. Left-hander Aaron Miller (3-1, 1.65 ERA) will start for the Loons against the Tincaps' Stiven Osuna (9-9, 4.78), a right-hander.

 Score by Innings
South Bend	002 200 000-4
Great Lakes	006 000 00x-6

 Great Lake 	ab r  h  bi ave
Gordon ss	4  1  1  1  .303
Pedroza 2b	3  1  0  0  .258
Hatch 3b	4  1  1  2  .294
Russell rf	4  1  1  1  .274
Buss cf        	3  0  0  0  .255
Wallach c	3  0  1  2  .256
Becker dh	3  1  0  0  .333
Sands 1b	2  0  0  0  .216
Silverio lf	3  1  1  0  .274
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 Totals	        29  6  5  6
 South Bend	40  4 11  2

 Error- hatch 2 (16). 2B- Russell (37),
RBI- Gordon (34), Hatch 2 (71), Russell
(96), Wallach 2 (48). LOB- Great Lakes
2, South Bend 11. SB- Buss (13).

 Great Lakes 	     in  h r-er bb so  era
Blevins (10-10)	    5.0  7  4-3  1  5  4.21
Aguasviva	    3.0  2  0-0  1  3  1.63
St. Clair (sv 15)   1.0  2  0-0  0  0  2.62
 WP- Aguasviva 2. T- 2:30. Att- 4,012.
Blown Save Costs Raptors
Idaho Falls used a bunt single, and a game-tying two-run homer in the eighth, then scored twice in the 10th to snatch a 4-2 win away from the Raptors. It was the second home run Steve Ames served up his second home run in as many appearances and recorded his second consecutive blown save.

Ogden lead 4-2 entering the eighth inning and seemed headed for their fourth consecutive win. The, trailing by two in the last of he 10th, Lenell McGee, Pedro Guerrero and Brian Cavazos-Galvez singled to load the bases with one out, bringing up clean-up man Angelo Songco.

Songco ripped a shot headed for right center field and at least a tie game but the Idaho Falls second baseman made a leaping catch and tagged second base for a game-ending, unassisted double-play.

The Raptors trailed 2-0 after the Chukars nailed starter Luis Vasquez for a pair in the second, before a four-run outburst by Ogden in the fifth inning, sparked by J.T. Wise's two-run homer and Guerrero's two-run triple.

Eric Thompson's near perfect work preserved the 4-2 lead in to the eighth inning. Ames blew he save and Joe Paxson (1-3) allowed the winning runs in the 10th.

The Raptors will try reverse their fortunes after their second extra-inning defeat to the Chukars in less than a week in the final game of a brief, two-game set tonight. Brett Wallach faces Brendan Lafferty.

 Score by Innings
Idaho Falls	020 000 010 2-6
Ogden	        000 040 000 0-4

 Ogden	        ab r  h  bi  ave
Ruggiano 3b	5  0  2  0  .382
Guerrero ss	5  0  2  2  .259
Galvez rf	4  0  2  0  .333
Songco lf	5  0  1  0  .343
Erickson c	3  1  0  0  .318
Wise dh        	4  1  2  2  .304
Jacobs 1b	3  1  0  0  .269
Hernandez 2b	3  1  1  0  .290
McGee cf	4  0  1  0  .268
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 Totals 	31  4 11  4
 Idaho Falls	34  6  7  6

 Error- Galvez (3). 2B- Ruggiano (13).
3B- Guerrero (1). HR- Wise (5). RBI- Wise
2 (18), Guerrero 2 (24). LOB- Ogden 6,
Idaho Falls 7. CS- Hernandez (4),
Ruggiano (4). PO- Songco, Ruggiano. 
 
 Ogden	         in  h r-er bb so  era
Vasquez	        3.2  3  2-2  4  4  5.09
Thompson	3.1  0  0-0  0  3  4.68
Ames	        2.0  2  2-2  1  3  1.95
Paxson (1-3)	1.0  2  2-2  1  0  5.47 
 WP- Ames. HBP- by Vasquez. T- 3:03. 
Att- 3,395.	

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